maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aged 6-7 years. Thanks to Kyoto Lefty. Great oaky, vanilla, and vinous nose. Clear gold/amber color. Marvelous oak-tinged caramel initial / smooth and jam-like mid, a packed sweetness / hot in final, and then mellows to a sweet caramel pie. Medium-heavy body. Exceptional stuff. The barrel aging takes this one way up over the regular triple.
KyotoLefty (4736) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 6-7 years old. Nose of oak, caramel. Sweet oaky flavor, peaches, caramel, fully oily palate. Excellent stuff, with a refined barrel character as opposed to some big boozy addition.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange with low white head. Aroma is of bretts, fruits, malt, sweetness. Taste is of bretts, intense fruits, sugar. Palate: Medium body, nice dry finish. Overall: Very good, clean, bretty.
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110507.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of malts, ripe fruits, some spices and earth notes. Flavor of malts, caramel, some toffee, ripe fruits, hay and hints of spices. Quite a complex brew.
mathieuc (284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
What tom10101 said just below is totally right. Only thing I’ll add is that I suck at taking notes. Oh what a night!
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Mathieuc at a RBQ tasting, thanks! Hazy orange/amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, brettanomyces, caramel, oak... really complex! Taste is moderately sweet and fruits with caramel, malt, brett, oak and yeast notes. Medium body. Palate is almost winey. This is an extremely complex and enjoyable Belgian Strong Ale. I’m happy to have her sister (Bush de Nuit) in the cellar!
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 28/XII/12 - 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1405) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear amber to orange beer, no noticeable head. Aroma: fruity, bit sourish, clementines, woody, bit earthy. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, lemony start, bitter orange peel, quite some alcohol. Aftertaste: alcohol, spicy, orange peel, little bitter, more alcohol, bit sourish.
decaturstevo (4087) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed golden/orange pour with watery white head and lace. Sour malt aroma and some oakiness. Brown sugar, abv warmth, and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carboanation.
txspartan (878) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey and green banana aroma. Slightly sour. Slightly mouldy flavour. Some caramel.
Gription79 (1611) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle thanks to Jerry. Sweet pils, yeast, fruit, grainy character. A very nice rich, flavorful beer. Thanks for sharing.